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7 Great Summer Job Ideas For High School Students

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Working during the summer (among other summer activities) before college is a good idea. Not only will you earn some extra money that you can put towards your college expenses, but a great summer job is also an opportunity to gain valuable work experience. Whether you take up a full-time or part time job, you …

Pros and Cons of Taking Summer Classes

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“Summer school” may bring a sense of dread to high schoolers, but it takes on a new meaning once you reach college. Many students enjoy taking summer classes since campus is less busy, or to get a head start on earning credits while they work, or even to catch up to ensure they graduate on …

4 MORE Great TED Talks for College Students

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We’ve got another post with great TED Talks for college students. If you haven’t had a chance yet, check out our first post, where we feature another 4 amazing TED talks for college students that you can learn a lot from. Why Some of Us Don’t Have One True Calling—Emilie Wapnick Emilie Wapnick is a career …

Why You Should Master Time-Management Skills Before College

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While preparing for college, most high school students think in terms of studying for the ACT and SAT, participating in extracurricular activities, and maybe doing an internship or getting some work experience. Very few think about honing their time-management skills. This is a mistake. As most students realize within the first week at college, it …

How to Stay Safe While Using Campus Wi-Fi

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Campus Wi-Fi can be a godsend when you’re catching up with work (or your latest Netflix addiction) in between lectures. And it can even help you get better grades. Many universities offer free, high-speed internet connections throughout college grounds. But is a college Wi-Fi connection really all that safe? There are definitely some risks involved …

Knowing the Top 4 Reasons Students Drop Out of College Can Help You Avoid Doing it Yourself!

There are a few reasons as to why students drop out of college. tips tools & advice
College is a huge investment in terms of both time and money. No student begins college with the intention of giving up and dropping out. Unfortunately, despite their best intentions, some students drop out of college. Knowing the most common reasons college students quit school can help you be more aware of the pitfalls and …